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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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So so these new Honda wire rims leak much?

Considering I haven't owned a bike with wires since 1982
Checked my front tire tonight and it's lost about 10lbs in 2 months...that sound about right?
I've had bikes with mags that lost air quicker. Was just curious.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 10:33 PM
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I've heard that tires will lose 1 lbs per week.
Personally, I don't lose near that much. You may have a slow leak in the valve stem, or it may just be normal for your tires.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-18-2007, 11:25 PM
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I check my tire pressure every weekend, when I remember.
Sometimes I add a few pounds, sometimes rarely I release .
So that explanation sounded even wierder.
There is too many diffs in this equation.
Mostly what is the outside air temp?
My checking is really looking for a tire that is almost flat, but does not show it.

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I check mine weekly and in the three months that I've had the bike it has never dropped more then a pound in a week.

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So what psi is everyone running? (with the stock dunlops)

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-19-2007, 08:35 AM
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Running the max psi on mine, rides a bit rougher, but better handling and gas milage. Look on the tire for the pressure, it may have changed since the owners manual was printed or your not running stock oem tires.

The spoke wheels don't have anything to do with psi of the tires, they have inner tubes. If you are always putting in air then you have a slow leak, usually from the valve stem, but not always. You could have a pinhole in the tube from rust/dirt/grit build up inside the wheel.

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Mine isn't new but I get more pressure loss from temperature changes than I do from leakage. Same with my wife's Boulevard S50. But we run ours with tubes.

10 lbs in 2 months would have me checking for a nail -- at least this time of year. (It's not so much of a worry from the end of September to the end of December -- when daytime high temps might drop 60-90 degrees around here and I might get a 6-9 lbs pressure drop in my rear tire if I haven't been checking.)

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